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Off Road Alternator

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by hockeyd90, May 7, 2013.

  1. May 7, 2013 at 9:45 AM
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    hockeyd90

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    Anyone know of a good off road alternator I could find to upgrade my 2012?
     
  2. May 7, 2013 at 9:47 AM
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    Why do you feel the stock one is not suitable for off-road? The off-road model trucks are factory equipped with a 130 Amp rated alternator.
     
  3. May 7, 2013 at 9:53 AM
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    This. 130A is beast. This is the last of my worries.
     
  4. May 7, 2013 at 10:37 AM
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    Never a problem with any of my 3 4x4 Off Road Tacomas alternators... including thousands of miles in Baja! Why do you suspect a problem with it?
     
  5. May 7, 2013 at 10:40 AM
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    I agree with those dudes, but if you are deadset on a new one talk to these guys: http://www.mean-green.com/ about the output improvements you might see and if the 05-08 alternator will fit your 12...
     
  6. May 7, 2013 at 2:26 PM
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    They make one for the 2011. I dunno if there are any changes between 2011 and 2012 as far as alternators go.

    Be prepared to open you wallet wide and shake it upside down....
     
  7. May 7, 2013 at 3:33 PM
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    I would love to know what they're doing with a Tacoma that makes a 270A alternator remotely necessary.

    MAYBE desert expedition shit where you're winching at idle in 115 ambient temps in direct sunlight and towing base camp.
     
  8. May 7, 2013 at 3:41 PM
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    One of my friends had a taco and was running a 250amp alternator for his masive sub and amps for speakers, he was into competitions, and he was burning those up (idk of the brand).
     
  9. May 7, 2013 at 3:45 PM
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    I have no love for speakerheads. That's about the nicest I can put it.
     
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    The radio thing makes sense. I can also see an application where extreme or excessive lighting is required. :D
     
  11. May 7, 2013 at 4:07 PM
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    If you wanna compete with your speakers, just plug 'em into the grid.

    LEDs and HIDs ftw when it comes to low draw lighting.
     
  12. May 8, 2013 at 5:20 AM
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    Not deadset on a new one. I'm planning on adding a winch and some off road lights.
     
  13. May 8, 2013 at 5:29 AM
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    You'll be fine with the stock unit.
     
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    I laughed when I read this.
     
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